Jet Aviation breaks ground on new wide-body hangar
Jet Aviation has hosted an official ground-breaking for its new wide-body hangar project in Basel, which is due to go operational at the end of 2018.
The event also acknowledged the support of all the many contributors to the project.
After two years of planning, negotiations and preparation, Jet Aviation was pleased to invite the EuroAirport management, government representatives from the region, local suppliers, authorities and the media to the official ground-breaking ceremony.
“We have a long history of handling major modifications and completions at Jet Aviation, and we are fully committed to investing in the latest technologies that support the highest quality and safety standards for our customers worldwide.”
Rob Smith, president of Jet Aviation Group, said: “We have a long history of handling major modifications and completions at Jet Aviation, and we are fully committed to investing in the latest technologies that support the highest quality and safety standards for our customers worldwide. This investment also reinforces our commitment to Basel – our home base. We will create new jobs for the local community and help to further strengthen Basel as a hub for European aviation.”
The new hangar is suitable for wide-body projects up to Boeing 747 and is being built to meet the increased demand for wide-body completions and refurbishments. It will provide additional hangar space to accommodate a number of wide-and narrow-body aircraft simultaneously. The project also extends the tarmac, to enable larger aircraft to easily approach the new hangar, and adds additional workshops and offices.
To maintain its capacity and capabilities throughout the project, and keep disruption to a minimum, the company has leased additional hangar and workshop space.
Sylvain Von Hof, director of real estate, facility management and security, EMEA and Asia, added: “Integrating a large complex project such as this into an existing operation could not have been done without exceptional teamwork. On behalf of Jet Aviation, I’d like to thank you – all our partners – for your much-appreciated efforts and support in helping us develop this hangar. We simply would not be celebrating this ground-breaking if it weren’t for your hard work and cooperation.”